Choosing a Kernel for Cross-Validation
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The statistical properties of cross-validation bandwidths can be improved by choosing an appropriate kernel, which is different from the kernels traditionally used for cross- validation purposes. In the light of this idea, we developed two new methods of bandwidth selection termed: Indirect cross-validation and Robust one-sided cross- validation. The kernels used in the Indirect cross-validation method yield an improvement in the relative bandwidth rate to n^1=4, which is substantially better than the n^1=10 rate of the least squares cross-validation method. The robust kernels used in the Robust one-sided cross-validation method eliminate the bandwidth bias for the case of regression functions with discontinuous derivatives.
kernel density estimation
nonparametric function estimation
Savchuk, Olga (2009). Choosing a Kernel for Cross-Validation. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from